St Pius X School is a Catholic school situated in the suburb of Melville in Hamilton near Waikato hospital where a number of our parents work. The school is behind the Church in a back section with excellent grounds. Our school is often referred to as a country school in the city.
St Pius X School was founded in 1958 by the Mission Sisters and caters for both boys and girls from New Entrants through to Year 8.
The school is multi-cultural and we are enriched by at least 14 different cultures. We have a very good ESOL programme with experienced staff in this area.
The maximum roll has just been raised to 200. This has taken pressure off our waiting list although the non-preference roll is full.
One of the strengths of our school is its community feel. The staff know all the children and there are often whole school activities such as singing, prayer assemblies and fitness.
We are a welcoming school and encourage parents and parishioners to be involved where possible. We are proud to be Catholic. We start each day with prayer and the Religious Education programme is taught from Years 1-8. The gospel values and the values of our Founding Order are an integral part of our school.
Our mission statement sums up for us what we are about for our students 'To learn love, To Learn Wisdom, The Way We Are.
We have heard this afternoon that the country is gone to a Level 3 Alert.
From tomorrow 24 March schools are closed except for the children of ESSENTIAL workers. This will be temporary and schools will close entirely on Wednesday.
Junior students Years 1-3 (Totara - 1, Rimu -2 , Kahikatea - 3) : home learning packs will be available between 12:30 - 3:30 tomorrow, March 24.
Middle senior students Years 4-8 (Pohutukawa, Nikau, Kowhai and Matai) will provide on-line learning programmes. If you require a device to access this please come into the school between 12:30pm and 3:30pm tomorrow March 24th.